Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

An MCom allows you to develop an advanced level of knowledge and competencies with an intellectually rewarding postgraduate programme in your specialist field.

Programme structure

The MCom is a 120 or 180-point specialist masters degree that builds on a first degree in the same discipline. 

The MCom (180 point) is a 12 or 15-month taught specialist masters comprising coursework and a short dissertation. If you have a first degree you can pursue an advanced specialised qualification in the same discipline.

If you have completed a BCom (Hons) or equivalent, you may be eligible to undertake a 120-point MCom degree by research comprising a supervised thesis.

Subjects available in this programme

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Accounting and finance specialisations require higher grades.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) or Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Commerce  

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Bachelor of Commerce, including the prerequisites for your intended specialisation as detailed in the Schedule for the MCom. You will need a GPA of 5.0 in 45 points above Stage II in your intended specialisation. If you are applying for accounting or finance specialisations you will need a GPA of 6.0.

Prerequisites are usually a major in your intended specialisation, but some specialisations have more specific requirements. You can find these in the MCom Schedule.

You must have completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce in the same field as your intended specialisation. You will need a GPA of 5.0. Specialisations in accounting and finance require a higher GPA.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

The minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually, and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Accounting and finance specialisations require higher grades.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree  

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in the same field as your intended specialisation at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 5.0. Specialisations in accounting and finance require a higher GPE.

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution). Your study must have have been in the same field as your intended specialisation and you will need a GPE of 5.0. Specialisations in accounting and finance require a higher GPE.

How much does a Master of Commerce cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,428.80 – $9,153.60*
International students
NZ$33,688*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

Start date are 25 July

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Where could this programme take you?

An MCom allows you to further your undergraduate business qualification thorough specialised study at an advanced postgraduate level. You will be prepared for specialist positions in the public and private sector or to pursue further advanced study.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business policy adviser
  • Chief financial officer
  • Corporate advisor or valuer
  • Data communications specialist
  • Financial manager in a manufacturing, service or consultancy organisation
  • Multinational funds manager
  • Security assessor
  • Software engineer

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Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

Our Business School ASB Careers Centre will help get your career in business off to a strong start. You can access programmes, workshops and one-on-one support. You will be given opportunities to network with employers to increase your knowledge of the local business environment. Visit the Business School ASB Careers Centre.

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